A beautiful Saturday afternoon in November was the scene for this weeks North Sea Bandit IF Regatta. We started with nine bandit IFs. Three skippers sailed west of Satsuma and six skippers then sailed east of Satsuma, which proved to be the best route in both races. At the first mark, Red took the lead, followed by Jack, Rugger and Max. Julie and Moon followed at a distance. But Julie and Max found a sandbar and fell behind. Rugger took his chances and took the lead. Red sat in his wake and Moon followed at a distance. Behind it Sea, Jack, and Siri. Fate struck for Red and we had to move on without her. Moon, meanwhile, was hot on Rugger’s heels, but he didn’t give in a straw. In the background Sea, Jack, Julie, and Max would battle for third place
In the second race we started again with nine skippers. Max had a really good start. Closely followed by Julie, Jack, Red, and Sea. Halfway through the race, Julie took over the lead from Max. Siri and Red followed behind Sea, Moon, and Rugger. On the way back it became clear that the battle was not over yet. Julie slowly moved away from the fleet. behind her would be Moon, Siri, Max, and Red vying for second place
There were three DNFs (Did Not Finish) and no DSQs (Disqualified) through both races and it was another successful and sporty day in The North Sea.
Race Director: Daenerys
Assistant Race Director: Cryptic
Wind: 265° (W ) 18kts
Wind: 255° (WbS) 18kts
Did Not Finish (DNF) = number of finish +1
Disqualified (DSQ) = number of finish + number of DNFs + 1
Did Not Start (DNS) = number of start +1
Today’s winners were Julie (JulieRoyale Resident), with Moon (Moonglownight Resident) second, and Rugger (ruggeromare Resident) in third place.
Congratulations to all of you. Thank you to everyone who came to sail and spectate.
Julie (JulieRoyale Resident) and Moon (moonglownight Resident) both finished tied with 4 points. Rule A8.1 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:
“If there is a series score tie between two or more boats, each boat’s race scores shall be listed in order of best to worst, and at the first point(s) where there is a difference the tie shall be broken in favour of the boat(s) with the best score(s). No excluded scores shall be used.“
|Skipper||Best Finish||Next Best Finish|
With the race results rearranged in best to worst finish order, per A8.1, the tie breaks in Julie’s favor with having a first place finish over Moon’s second place finish as his best.
Red (RedHeadJO Resident) and Jack (Jacquimo Resident) finished tied with 12 points. As they both have duplicate finishes, Rule A8.2 of Appendix A, Scoring, 2021 – 2024 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing is used to break this tie:
“If a tie still remains between two or more boats, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in the last race. Any remaining ties shall be broken by using the tied boats’ scores in the next-to-last race and so on until all ties are broken. These scores shall be used even if some of them are excluded scores.“
|Skipper||Race 1||Race 2|
In the last race, Red breaks the tie with Jack with her fifth place finish over Jack’s seventh place finish.